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Tate Modern - Damien Hirst: Retrospective Exhibition | London

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Here's Damien Hirst on the topic of the Tate Modern: "No way. Museums are for dead artists. I'd never show my work in the Tate. You'd never get me in that place." This is the same Damien Hirst who'd asserted in 2008 that he was done with spot paintings. He'd moved on, he insisted. Not quite. And so it's no small surprise that Hirst is set to receive a mid-career retrospective at the Tate Modern. He was discovered in the 1980s as one of the Young British Artists, and is now considered by many as the most influential artist of his generation. At the very least, he's certainly the most enterprising. The exhibition opens April 4th and will run until September 9th, covering two decades of the artist's works. Highlights include iconic pieces like 1991's "The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living" (shark suspended in formaldehyde), 2007's "For the Love of God" (human skull cast in platinum and embedded with diamonds), as well as the artist's signature spot and spin paintings. Hirst calls the show -- simply titled Damien Hirst -- a map of his life as an artist, not a greatest hits package. See a sampling of his works in the gallery below. via: The Guardian

Tate Modern
Bankside | Map
SE1 9TG London England

Exhibition Dates: April 4th, 2012 (Wednesday) September 9th, 2012 (Sunday)